The Fourth Annual Gawad Kalinga Global Summit will be held in Toronto on June 8-9, 2012 at the Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, Canada's greenest conference centre. Delegates are expected to attend from across Canada, USA, Philippines and other countries.
The goals of the Gawad Kalinga Global Summit are:
- To share with other communities the Gawad Kalinga template of caring and sharing to restore human dignity as a solution to end poverty
- To inspire and engage young people (ages 18-34) to volunteer and make a difference in their communities
- To showcase how Gawad Kalinga Center for Social Innovation and the Enchanted Farm have become the platform for social enterprises to create sustainability for our GK communities
Community Development Programs
Harness the potential of the future generation.
7 out of 10 children living in poverty are unable to go to school.
Invest in a child's education, support values formation activities, teacher or facilitator training. Education empowers children to break the cycle of poverty for future generations.
Care for the health of the community.
Poverty kills. Ten mothers die daily due to pregnancy and childbirth related issues. Six out of ten die without getting medical attention. Four million children are malnourished.
Support programs for maternal health, primary health care, implement TB and basic nutrition programs for children, train and empower residents to address basic health needs.
Help GK communities
Provide resources, training and skills development to beneficiaries to help our GK communities become sustainable, and increase their savings.